All About Smartphones: Tutorial: Tecno A+ Rooting and Custom ROM Loading

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Tutorial: Tecno A+ Rooting and Custom ROM Loading

Note 1: Credits go to Seun Payne of Nairaland
Note 2: Non of these have been modified by me. 
Note 3: This article is just to make information more accessible by others that have no idea they can install custom ROMs for A+
Note 4: For any questions, follow the Nairaland link and put your questions there.

First step is to root the device and you can follow the setups here to root

The second step is the CWM as directed below


It is imperative to note that while cwm isnt a must, if you ever plan to root your phone and enjoy its benefits then you must accept the fact that something might go wrong along the way. with that in mind i usually recommend this step immediately after rooting. if you wont flash cwm, then i will advice against rooting also (there is the door, thanks for stopping by).

1. Go to playstore on your phone and download "mobileuncle tools" (you must be rooted for this app to work).

2. once it is installed, download the cwm from here:

3. now put the image inside your memory card directly (not in a folder) and open the mobileuncle tools and choose the Recovery Update option. It would be the first one you see on the list.

4. select it and say yes to all it asks..(it wont take advantage of you, I promise).

5. It should reboot into recovery. which is a dark screen with blue text. (in the future, use the power button + volume up button to enter recovery mode)

Now lets back up your phone.

1. you will need at least 2GB free to back up as well as at least 50% bat3. Use the volume buttons to scroll up and down and the power button to make selections.

2. once you are in recovery mode, scroll down to backup and restore and select it. next choose the backup option which is usually the first option. Sit back and relax cuz it takes a while. Once that is done, scroll down to go back and den select the reboot phone option to turn your phone back on

So now we have rooted and backed up our phone. We can even flash superman.

I'll post this part later.

Lets skip to the coolest part.

Custom Rom

Introducing the Thunderous Nightmare rom for A+
The First Android 4.2.2 Custom Rom for Tecno A+ (Stable ROM)

Melting Rocks by Muntazir Abbas; (A tribute to someone)
Ported by Seun Payne




--> S4 TouchWiz Launcher
--> S4 Task Manager
--> Samsung S4 Wallpapers
--> Samsung S4 Music
--> Samsung S4 Widgets
--> S4 AccuWeather
--> Samsung S4 Sounds
--> S4 UI Sounds
--> S4 Notifications
--> S4 Alarms
--> Samsung Bootanimation
--> Samsung Boot Logo
--> Samsung Fonts
--> Samsung Dailer
--> Samsung Framework
--> Samsung Settings
--> Wireless Display
--> New LockScreen (blow to unlock)
--> New Gesture supported Keyboard
--> New Sound Recorder
--> Ext4 Tweaks
--> Maxed out speed & Performance
--> Disabled most logging activities
--> Battery calibrated automatically
--> VM heap tweaks
--> Extended Reboot Commands
--> Fully Deodexed
--> Removed Micromax Registration
--> Full CPU & GPU Utilization
--> Build.prop Tweaks
--> Faster and Smoother
--> Faster Streaming
--> Internet Tweaks
--> Network Tweaks
--> Proximity Tweaks
--> Battery Tweaks
--> Samsung S-Voice
--> Bump feature (sharing)
--> Walkman
--> GPS fixed

Xposed Framework

--> XTheme Engine
--> Xposed Tweakbox
--> Xposed TabletUi
--> Xposed Clock
--> Xposed Delivery Notify Toast
--> Xposed Additions
--> Xposed Icon Themer
--> Xposed Smiley Replacer
--> Xposed CRT Animation

NO need to DOWNLOAD any other app for downloading videos from YOUTUBE "Click on OGyoutube"
it will show download option for videos {Same GUI as YOUTUBE}

How To Flash :
You Can Take CMW Backup to Revert back to your old system (Just in case)

Please Note that the first boot may take upto 10 minutes.

1) Download Melting File
2) Put into External/Internal SD Card
3) Go to CMW Recovery
4) Wipe Data
5) Wipe Cache
6) Wipe System
7) Wipe Dalvik Cache
8) Select Install From SD (Internal or External)
9) Select Melting and Select YES
10) In CWM select OK to flash

11) Reboot Your System
12) Enjoy

Download Here:

Note: I Will Not Be Responsible For Any Brick or Any Problem.....So Flash At Your Own Risk.

If Anyone brick its device during installation or any other issue; Just Flash 4.2.1 Stock firmware by SP Flash Tool, then flash this ROM get your tools here: ;

Please Do not Update M! Unlock and even if you do and it's not working then please go to:

Settings>>>Apps>>>All>>>M! Unlock>>>Uninstall Updates.

Credits go to: Seun Payne of Nairaland


  1. Mr Akin thumbs up for your good work...pls help with a link to download CWMr for tecno M3 and SPL flash tool

    1. You can download SPL flash tool here

      I will try and get the CWM for Tecno M3 for you

      recovery image

      follow the guide here

  2. Hi Akin! My frnd told me abt jellybean 4.5 nd 5.0. Is there anyway i can upgrade to either? Am an N9 user.

    1. Your friend is lying to you. there is no Android Jelly bean 4.5 or 5.0 available yet. for now only 4.3 is available

  3. Ok. Nd hw can i upgrade to 4.3? I wil also lyk to know their differences betwean 4.2 nd 4.3. Tanks in anticipatn.

  4. i am in a big mess!! my phantom a+ bricked and all the online tutorials have not helped a big....this is really weighing me down

  5. Call 08062443229 or 08082777946 or whatsapp on 08064787432 if you have problem with you Tecno A+

  6. The custom ROM in question is 4 Tecno A+. Wil it work for Tecno N9?

  7. Ok. I wun't try it then bt do u hav the 1 for N9?

  8. Also interested, need cwm and custom 4.3 rom for n9

  9. what if i want to downgrade it back to the factory mode back. How do i do that?

  10. The cwm is not rebooting to recovery mode

    1. Switch off normally, then press & hold Power+Volume Up button together simultaneously as you try to boot the phone.

  11. Please Bro akin have tried that but it's not working what can I do

  12. Hi, thanks for the good work, is it possible to get some custom kernels especially the ones that have been used in the above ROMS. I just want to flash some custom kernel

  13. pls kindly help me ooo,i'm trying to download the melting rock from the link u provided but this is the feedback i got ''C/users/Daniel/Downloads/Melting Rocks V1 could not be saved,because the source file not be read.Try again later,or contact the server administrator'' and i have tried several times yet the same.
    So pls HELP :

  14. hi..Im college student, thanks for sharing :)

  15. Bro can this work with tecno f8?

    1. Oh, lemme cancel the download then :(
      Pls dyou have any custom ROM for F8/A2?

  16. Will F7 custom ROM and cwm work on techno F8 ?

  17. Can i use it for F8.... Dats is A2?


    custom rom for A2

  19. Hi I have tried updating my f7 but cwm is showing me China which I can't understand.... Pls tell me what to do thanks chuchu

  20. Hi, am a Tecno F7 A owner and user. I have no intention of changing my phone soon. Searches I have conducted only reveal custom roms for Tecno A+ users or other phones makes like samsung, sony ericsson and so on. I have already rooted my phone but want to upgrade the OS from 4.1- 4.3. Please how do I do that? where would I get the tools from? I know its possible the question is where do I start from? Thanks.

  21. God bless you. Any stock or custom rom for tecno m9? Kindly assist. Grateful.

  22. bro i used a custom rom from my fone changed to samsung galaxy s3 log.and restored from recovery mode didnt work and got bricked it restart several times. help me with orignal phantom f7 room.

    1. This is original Tecno F7 ROM

  23. Guys please help me with custom rom for Tecno m5 plz coz ma phone is down plz i cant install anything on it

  24. pls anyone with the mtk stock back up for a2?

  25. help me with custom rom for tecno P5

  26. after i have done all this my phone cant make or receive call please what am i to do??

    1. Use mtk droid tools to load in your imei

  27. please grant me permission to download tecno N9 stock rom i just reset it and it started showing unfortunately salestracker system has stoped.


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